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Subject: Bowel cancer
Few educational campaigns have focused on bowel cancer, though studies have indicated that members of the community need and want current information about relevant issues. In order to facilitate research in this area, reliable and valid measures of community attitudes are needed. Content validity...
Appropriate, factual information about cervical cancer, cervical screening and for strategies and educational resources to increasing client participation in cervical screening programs. Methods: Fifty-eight community health workers from throughout Queensland who were involved in providing...
Kurtosis, usually as measured by the standardised fourth central moment, has been examined on a number of occasions by observing the effect of contaminating the distribution, that is, mixing in another distribution. However, superficial treatment can lead, and indeed has led, to misunderstandings....
Subject: Older people
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Group-specific risk estimates were applied to group-specific population count estimates for subnational areas to estimate the number of adults with doctor-diagnosed hypertension in subnational areas in 2007. A sub-sample of older adults aged 45+ years who also had their blood pressure objectively...
Background National burden of disease studies are crucial for informing national health policies. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute the highest burden. Such comprehensive analyses of NCDs burden are not explicitly documented for the Republic of Ireland (RoI). We analysed the five most...
Objectives The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide continues to compromise population health and creates a wider societal cost in terms of productivity loss and premature mortality. Despite extensive international literature on the cost of overweight and obesity, findings are...
Subject: Cancer, Therapy
Cancer gene therapy that utilizes toxic transgene products requires strict transcriptional targeting to prevent adverse normal tissue effects. We report on the use of a promoter derived from the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor, p21((WAF1)), to control transgene expression. We demonstrate that...
Hospitals have been greatly underutilised as settings for health promotion activities in Australia. Most research on this subject has been derived from hospital administrators or clinicians. An exit survey of inpatients (n = 460) of a large regional public hospital in Queensland was conducted to...

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